The compliant way of charging Hybrid PV Systems from low rate tariffs

During the shorter winter days, there may not be enough generation from a PV system to cover the base load of a property, or to add significant electrical charge into a hybrid battery. To combat this issue and to make the most of your investment, it would be advisable to top up the charge on these batteries with electricty purchased at a lower rate tariff from the grid. This stored energy can then be used during periods where higher tariffs are usually charged, making the best use from your system and significantly reducing the return on your investment. 

Why do I need a PVM-CC-Batt?
Until now, there has not been a simple single metering solution which has allowed batteries to charge during off peak tariffs. Most standard MID approved generation meters actually measure in both directions, meaning that any electricity stored directly from the grid would actually pass back through your generation meter and therefore, would show as increased generation. This may sound beneficial as extra revenue could be created, however, the FiT providers would be alerted to the additional generation and would potentially stop paying the FiT payments altogether.

matt:e have developed the PVM-CC-Batt meter with special algorithms to simplify the connection of a Hybrid battery PV system. Whilst compliantly allowing the batteries to top up their charge via the grid from low rate tariffs, this clever meter eliminates the risk of losing out on FiT payments.

Fully amendment 3 complaint with built in double pole RCBO, MID approved generation meter and lockable AC isolator, the PVM-CC-Batt is a simple single connection point for all Hybrid Solar Systems.

Specification documents and installation manuals are available for download below